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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the term used to describe the farm owned by Ron's family?
2. To what danger did the family pet alert Li'l Buddy?
(a) An explosion in the kitchen.
(b) Leaking gas.
(c) A fire.
(d) A car that had crashed through the kitchen.
3. How did Denver finally make his escape from life on the cotton fields to being homeless in Fort Worth, Texas?
(a) He simply walked away after having a bad day.
(b) He hitched a ride from a migrant worker.
(c) He jumped on the train near the highway.
(d) The Man died and Denver left in his car.
4. For what reasons did Ron decide that Granddaddy was "the Man"?
(a) He was in debt at the company store and could not make a profit on his land.
(b) Because Uncle James told him so.
(c) He hired blacks and whites to work for him, but fed the whites at the farmhouse and the blacks at the grocery store.
(d) He came from "old money."
5. How did the white boys who attacked Denver nearly kill him?
(a) They wrestled him and tried to strangle him.
(b) They beat him with baseball bats.
(c) They tried to run him over with their car.
(d) They roped his neck and attempted to drag him.
6. Who did Ron dream of showing how successful he had become as he flew along in a private jet?
(a) Former co-workers and his old boss.
(b) His mean teacher, old girlfriends and his graduating class.
(c) The homeless people with whom he grew up.
(d) His ex-wife and all the children who tormented him as a child.
7. Where did Ron endure his teacher's cruel punishment?
(a) In the principal's office.
(b) On the playground.
(c) At his teacher's home.
(d) On the stage of the school auditorium.
8. Who was called Li'l Buddy, while growing up?
(a) Uncle James.
9. How many boys were there in the group that nearly killed Denver?
10. What did the needy have to sit through in order to receive a free dinner?
(a) Medical exams.
(b) Sermons from Brother Bill.
(c) Counseling sessions with Ron and Deborah.
(d) Lectures on finding jobs.
11. What did Deborah insist would repair her marriage after Ron had an affair?
(a) Working for the Peace Corps for 18 months.
(b) Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission.
(c) A cruise around the world.
(d) A couple's therapy retreat.
12. What thoughts about the homeless did Ron have as he flew in a private jet over Fort Worth and looked down on the city?
(a) He was heartbroken for the future of the homeless.
(b) He had sympathy because he used to be homeless.
(c) He was pleased that the city was moving the homeless so they would not bother him anymore.
(d) He was grateful that there were no homeless people begging on the streets of Fort Worth.
13. Why did Li'l Buddy not play much as a child?
(a) Big Mama gave him so many chores.
(b) He spent every free moment fishing.
(c) He spent his time reading adventure novels.
(d) He preferred the company of the older folks.
14. What ethnicity were the "good ole boys" described in Chapter 1: Denver?
(c) American Indian.
15. Looking back as an adult on the scene with the cruel teacher from his youth, how does Ron feel?
Short Answer Questions
1. What affliction affected Ron's father when Ron was a child?
2. What type of person was Uncle James?
3. Where did Deborah first meet Denver?
4. Why was one of the central figures in the book called Li'l Buddy while growing up?
5. What was the name of the neighborhood in which Ron opened an art gallery in Fort Worth?
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